Fishing in Alto Sarca

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If you’re passionate about fishing and mountains, this is the place for you: fishing in Trentino, in the waters of Alto Sarca.

Fishing in Trentino, in the waters of Alto Sarca

Alto SarcaFish from stunning streams, rivers and Alpine lakes at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Come fishing in the waters of Alto Sarca, in Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and the Giudicarie. You’ll find 300 km of waters here in one of Italy’s leading destinations for fishing.


Buy your fishing permit online 

The fish population is made up of:

  • marble trout, including large examples;
  • native and stocked brown trout, rainbow trout, hybrids, grayling;
  • arctic char, in high mountain lakes.

The zones of Sarca

The Sarca River features a variety of specific zones and environments for different fishing techniques: waters under ordinary management, No-Kill zones, fishing zones where fish are introduced and Special Reserves.

The following fishing techniques are permitted in the Alto Sarca:

  • fly fishing (wet or dry)
  • spin fishing
  • fishing with natural bait

Maps, permits and fishing regulation:

Download the Fishing map 2024
Download the Fishing Regulation 2024
An up-to-date list of where fishing permits can be bought is available on the website:

Gold Fishing Pass

The Gold Fishing Pass is a permit that gives you 500 km of water for three free days of fishing between two of the most important basins in Trentino: Alto Sarca and Alto Chiese.

Garda Dolomiti Superfishing

A single permit, purchasable from the Trentino Fishing portal, to fish, in no-kill mode, in different areas of south-western Trentino, from Lake Garda to the Brenta Dolomites, which includes the territories of 6 different fishing associations

  1. Molveno Amateur Sport Fishing Association
  2. Associazione Pescatori Alto Chiese A.S.D. 
  3. Associazione Pescatori Dilettanti Alto Sarca
  4. Associazione Pescatori di Storo 
  5. Associazione Pescatori Dilettanti Valle di Ledro
  6. Associazione Sportiva Pescatori Dilettanti Basso Sarca

Trentino fishing Guide

If you want to spend an unforgettable day fishing in Trentino, contact one of the 'Trentino Fishing Guides', expert guides who will accompany you to the best fishing spots. Possibility of hiring clothing and equipment on request. 

Fishing permit prices:



Ordinary day permit


Permit with special terms (for those staying in partnered accommodation facilities)


Day permit for reserve R1


Permit for reserves R2 - R3 - R4 - R5


Permit for Lake Nembia


Lake Nembia permit with special terms (for those staying in partnered accommodation facilities)


Booklet of 3 permits


Booklet of 5 permits


Booklet of 10 permits


External member (subject to Provincial authorisation with a one-day course) 


Lake Campiglio - Nambino - Ritorto - Lambin

PRICE 2024

3-trout day permit € 16,00 (+5 € deposit
6-trout day permit € 25,00 (+5 €deposit
Catch & release day permit (from opening -June- to 14 July € 25,00 
Catch & release half-day permit (from opening -June- to 14 July € 20,00 
Catch & release day permit (from 15 July to closing (October) € 20,00 
Catch & release half-day permit (from 15 July to closing (October) € 15,00 
Seasonal 40-trout permit € 140,00 
Seasonal 40-trout permit U 14 € 120,00 
Seasonal Catch & Release € 130,00 
Nambino Lake day permit € 35,00 
Ritorto Lake day permit € 15,00 
Single fishing lesson € 50,00 
Group fishing lesson € 40,00 
When you first purchase a permit for the Madonna di Campiglio lake
you will need to add to the cost of the permit the FIPSAS membership card which
costs € 5 for daily permits and € 10 for seasonal permits.
With the purchase of a third daily permit of 3 or 6 catches you will be able to
benefit from a € 5 discount within 10 days of the first purchase.
The FIPSAS terssera is valid for 1 year with insurance cover from the date of issue
Fishing lessons are inclusive of equipment, bait and permit.

Highlights 2024:

  • Fishing season opens: 24 February 2024
  • Fishing guides available
  • Webcams on the River Sarca, viewable online
  • Fishing season officially closes: 30 September 2024. Once again, an exception will be made this year along part of the Alto Sarca for fishing during October, in accordance with specific regulations regarding zones and types. Finally, exclusively for the Ponte Pià lake, fishing for white fish will be possible until the end of November.

Fishing in October

The hunt for Trentino’s fine fish continues into October!
From 01/10/2024 to 31/10/2024, fishing in Alto Sarca and Alto Chiese is permitted only if using the fly-fishing or light spin techniques and on a C&R basis.

Check out the details at:
Alto Sarca: fishing in October

Stay in a Trentino Fishing Lodge

Our Trentino Fishing Lodges are ready to welcome you with special services dedicated to fishermen. Fishing permits, personalised wake-up calls, early breakfast, a storage and washing area for fishing equipment and packed lunches are just some of the services you will find in our hotels and lodges. They will be at your disposal to give you all the information on fishing areas and maps of the area, the purchase of fishing permits, book a guided excursion, or for advice on starting or perfecting techniques, as well as advice on equipment rental and purchase. Book your fishing holiday with confidence and have fun without worries.

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